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The Good Son single work   drama  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 The Good Son
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'The Good Son, the events of which unfold, as in Greek Tragedy, in a single location in real time with no extra narrative strands (the three unities), centres on the relationship — a nominal marriage, in fact — between Frank and his mother Meda . Frank is too old to still be living at home and is drifting, repressed and unhappy, towards 40. He’s a barman (‘it’s an honest living’, he demurs early in the play when we can’t yet see the seed of truth in this statement). Meda, divorced and bitter, is a problem gambler. She relies on Frank both financially and psychologically (‘what’s the difference between a Greek mother and a pit bull?’ the joke goes. ‘A pit bull eventually lets you go’).' (Source: Daily Review, April, 2015)

Production Details

  • First produced at Bakehouse Theatre in Adelaide, South Australia.

    Premiered on 10 April. 2015, directed by Corey McMahon.

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Works about this Work

The Good Son Review (Bakehouse Theatre, Adelaide) Ben Brooker , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Daily Review , 13 April 2015;

— Review of The Good Son Elena Carapetis , 2015 single work drama
'Famously, Melbourne contains the largest population of Greek Australians outside of Athens, but the diaspora is spread far and wide. Elena Carapetis — more familiar to local audiences as a regular actor for the State Theatre Company of SA than as a playwright — has set her debut play in Adelaide’s Torrensville. '
Treacherous Tale of Mother and Her Son Matt Byrne , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 19 April 2015; (p. 84)

— Review of The Good Son Elena Carapetis , 2015 single work drama
Treacherous Tale of Mother and Her Son Matt Byrne , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 19 April 2015; (p. 84)

— Review of The Good Son Elena Carapetis , 2015 single work drama
The Good Son Review (Bakehouse Theatre, Adelaide) Ben Brooker , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Daily Review , 13 April 2015;

— Review of The Good Son Elena Carapetis , 2015 single work drama
'Famously, Melbourne contains the largest population of Greek Australians outside of Athens, but the diaspora is spread far and wide. Elena Carapetis — more familiar to local audiences as a regular actor for the State Theatre Company of SA than as a playwright — has set her debut play in Adelaide’s Torrensville. '
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